Can The Master Sword Break In TotK?

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The Master Sword, also known as “The Blade of Evil’s Bane,” is a legendary weapon that has been a staple in the Zelda series since its inception.

In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Master Sword makes a triumphant return, offering players a reliable weapon in their journey across Hyrule.

However, many players often ask one question: “Can the Master Sword break?”

Master Sword Durability TotK: Can It Break?

As you start Tears of the Kingdom, Link’s trusty Master Sword becomes decayed, rendering it almost useless. After some time though, you can retrieve the fully-fledge powered-up variant once you progress far enough.

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Just like in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom cannot permanently break.

However, it does have a unique mechanic associated with its usage. After extended use in combat, the Master Sword will ‘run out of energy’ and will need to recharge. During this period, the sword will be temporarily unavailable for use.

The recharge period lasts for approximately 10 minutes of real-time. After the cooldown period has passed, the Master Sword will automatically reappear in your inventory, fully restored and ready for use once again.

This mechanic ensures that while the Master Sword is a potent weapon, it cannot be relied upon exclusively in combat, pushing players to utilize other weapons and strategies.

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The Master Sword also has a unique feature where it glows with a blue aura and deals increased damage when near sources of great evil, such as bosses or certain powerful enemies.

In these situations, the sword also takes much longer to ‘run out of energy,’ making it an ideal weapon for these challenging battles.

In conclusion, while the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom does have a recharge mechanic that might seem like ‘breaking,’ rest assured that it cannot be permanently lost or damaged.

This legendary blade remains a reliable and powerful tool in Link’s arsenal, ready to help vanquish the forces of evil across the expansive lands of Hyrule.

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Josh Chambers
Josh Chambers
Josh has been gaming for as long as he can remember. After his parents bought him a SNES way back when, he has only developed more and more gaming knowledge has time's gone on.